Work with the Municipality of Rotterdam to scale your organic waste separation, recover or repurpose solution

Access to network, feasibility study, potential pilot Deadline passed

Together with The Municipality of Rotterdam, Get In The Ring is looking for organic waste treatment solution providers from around the world to repurpose Rotterdam’s municipal organic waste and create useful value-added products. 


Citizens of Rotterdam produce nearly 300 million kilos of waste annually. The municipality collects about 10 million kilos of vegetable, fruit and garden waste from low-rise houses (houses with a garden) every year. In the coming years, this will see an increase to 17 million kilos since the municipality will also collect vegetables, fruit and food scraps from high-rise houses and apartments.


This challenge is an opportunity for proven waste transformation technologies to work alongside the Municipality on scaling their business to the city of Rotterdam together with local partners such as the Port of Rotterdam, the petrochemical industry and other connected stakeholders in the local ecosystem.


We are looking for advanced waste separation & recovery and alternative waste conversion & new materials technologies. The innovation must comply with high environmental standards, to reduce carbon emissions connected to waste processing.


This challenge is open for ready to implement solutions by established companies.

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The Challenge

The municipality of Rotterdam is looking for proven technology solutions to transform contaminated organic waste into useful chemicals and material components. They are looking to implement solutions that can increase efficiency and upgrade performance of municipal waste management processes.

High efficiency waste separation & recovery

Separating organic waste from polluted municipal organic waste streams enabling material recovery and recycling goal of 98%. Cascading materials from organic waste fragments using circular principles that extract components of the highest value possible leaving only compostable waste or fuels.

Example solutions include: fermentation, composting, rendering, anaerobic digestion magnetic, hydraulic, floatation, gravity and more

Improved waste conversion & new materials

Converting organic waste into materials, chemicals and products such as cellulose, bio chemicals, fibers and fuels that can be repurposed for the construction, chemical or energy industry.

Example outputs include: platform chemicals, sugars, paint, ethanol, biofuel and more

What's in it for you?

  • Access to the Municipality of Rotterdam’s network of partners such as the Port of Rotterdam and local investors

  • Access to experts in the field of municipal waste

  • Feasibility Study/Collaboration

Additional requirements

This is a global challenge that welcomes solutions from all over the world. Participation requirements are:

  • TRL level of 6+

  • Capable of providing research regarding the solution and what the output can be

  • The technology must comply with high environmental standards

  • Reduction of Carbon Emissions in the value chain has a preference

  • Ability to work in Rotterdam with municipal organic waste

  • Willingness to collaborate with the city of Rotterdam to develop a pilot or feasibility study (which will require or eventually require on site activities)


June 8th, 2021


The deadline for applications is midnight June 8th, 2021 (CEST)
June 24th, 2021


The final nominees will be announced on the 24th of June 2021
June/ July 2021


The dealmaking meetings will occur from June to July, 2021
Deadline passed

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